Red Eyed Crocodile Skink for sale
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The red-eyed crocodile skink has a strong, stout body and legs, and is dark brown dorsally and laterally, with a yellowish, cream-colored underbelly. It derives part of its common name, “crocodile skink,” from its four rows of dorsal, backward-curving keeled scales, each one tapering to a point, which resembles the dorsal scales of a crocodile. The flanks of T. gracilis have tubercles, whereas the flanks in T. novaeguineae have small keeled scales. In T. gracilis, the iris is dark brown and decorated by a bright reddish-orange semicircle of scales, while T. novaeguineae has only a small patch of light orange-to-yellow coloration at the front of the eyes. The length of both skinks is 8 to 10 centimeters (snout to vent), with a tail roughly the same length as the body.
Red-eyed crocodile skinks are shy, crepuscular (active mostly at dawn and dusk) lizards. They are also capable of vocalizations when threatened or defending their offspring. Vocalizations of both male and female skinks have been recorded and analyzed. Interestingly, the analysis performed by Hartdegen, Ruston et. al (2001), shows there are differences between male and female vocalizations; thus, there seems to be sexual acoustical dimorphism in this species. Juveniles have the same body type and skin texture as the adults, but differ noticeably in their head and eye coloration. The head of a juvenile T. gracilis is a creamy brown color, the iris is light blue, and the eyes have no sign of the reddish-orange scales that are present in the adults. Mature coloration comes at about 6 months of age.
When setting up your new captive bred baby red eyed crocodile skink for sale habitat, be sure to: Provide several hiding spots, allowing the skinks to choose the ones they feel most comfortable in. Large coconut huts, or slightly curved pieces of cork bark, work well. If the pair are compatible, they will eventually choose to stay together in a single hide. Make an indentation, several inches deep, directly underneath the chosen hide and fill it with a loosely packed, slightly damp mixture of peat moss and potting soil for the pair to dig into.